Engineering Alumni Association

Mission Statement: The UCLA Engineering Alumni Association shall support the growth and enhance the reputation of the School, foster relationships between the School, it’s alumni and the community, provide programs and activities, encourage philanthropic support to the School, and serve as representative of alumni interests before the School’s leadership.



Welcome to the UCLA Engineering Alumni Association (EAA)! The mission of the EAA is to create mutually beneficial lifelong relationships between the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and its alumni. All alumni of UCLA Samueli are lifetime members of the Engineering Alumni Association. There are many ways that you can re-connect and be involved with UCLA Samueli and the UCLA campus at large. Below are just a few examples:

  • Social Events and Networking – Throughout the year there are opportunities for our Bruin Engineers to connect at social and networking events. These events provide access to a network of professionals and likeminded Bruin Engineers. Be on the lookout for our tailgates and game watch events in your region.
  • Student Support – The EAA provides funding each year to a number of project-focused engineering student groups. An annual student project review takes place in the fall where students present their proposals in front of an alumni committee. Alumni can also participate in reviewing student scholarship applications, serving as an alumni mentor, or participating on a career panel.
  • Outreach and Engagement – We are interested in developing new engagement and outreach opportunities for engineering alumni. Our regional networks allows us to connect with our over 42,000 alumni globally. We also connect with our newly admitted students during Engineering Open House to ensure that they feel welcomed into the Bruin Engineering family.
  • Alumni Recognition – Acknowledging the professional accomplishments and contributions of our alumni is a highlight of the EAA’s work. The school’s Alumni Awards Dinner highlights those alumni who have been selected by their peers along with outstanding students and faculty. As an alumnus you have the ability to nominate fellow alumni or yourself for an alumni award.

As you can see, through these offerings we hope to keep you connected to the Bruin Engineering family and part of a legacy of engineering excellence at UCLA! I hope to see you at a UCLA Samueli event in the near future.

Marianne So
BS ’07, MBA ’17
President, UCLA Engineering Alumni Association

EAA Governing Board

Why Join
  • Access a network of professionals and likeminded Bruins.
  • Contribute to the growth and direction of the School’s future
  • Reconnect and build relationships with faculty, staff and University leadership.
  • Direct access to volunteer opportunities with students, resources and events
  • Build transferable skills in leadership, communication, public relations and fundraising
Governing Board Members

Marianne So, P.E. ’07, MBA ’17 – President
Eddie Shek MS ’92, PhD ’97 – Vice-President
Calvin Cam ’13 – Secretary

Vikram Balakrishnan ’11, MS ’13
Rajani Bansal ’15 – Chair, SWE Advisory Committee
Len Bonilla ’70, Honorary Member
John Cosgrove ME ’67, Honorary Member
David Doami ’86
Mark Ford ’82, MS ’88
Sherwin Goo ’87 – Chair, Industry Relations Committee
William Goodin MS ’71, PhD ’75, ME ’82 – Chair, Membership and Nominating Committee, Honorary Member
Kari Graham ’11
Coretta Harris ’83 – Chair, Tri-Org Advisory Committee
Sonia Hingorany ’08
Tara Kawai ’17
Jamie E. (Harlan) Kolkey, P.E. ’09 – Chair, Student Projects Committee
Ambarish Kowluri ’18
Tarang Lal ’11, MBA ’20
Jessica Leung ’15
Christopher Mazmanian ’18
Nirav Mehta ’16
Audrey Pool O’Neal MS ’99, PhD ’14
Suraj Patel ’17, MS ’18
Charity Quijano ’13 – Chair, Alumni Awards Committee
Van Schultz ’74, MS ’75, Honorary Member
Anthony Tyson, P.E. ’12
Blake Wyatt ’17

Past Presidents

2016-2018 Eliza Shepard MS ’05, MBA ’10
2014-2016 John Cosgrove ME ’67
2012-2014 Leonard Bonilla ’70
2010-2012 Asad Madni ’69, MS ‘72
2008-2010 Coretta Harris ‘83
2006-2008 Asad Madni ’69, MS ‘72
2004-2006 Van Schultz ’74, MS ‘75
2002-2004 Robert Green ’72, JD ‘75
1998-2002 William Goodin MS ’71, PhD ’75, ME ’82

2021-22 Ex-Officio Members

Gene D. Block – Chancellor, UCLA
Jayathi Murthy – The Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Bruce Dunn – Associate Dean of Research and Physical Resources, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Richard D. Wesel – Associate Dean of Student Affairs, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Kirsten Fetah – Co-President, Engineering Graduate Student Association of UCLA (eGSA)
J.Vikranth Jeyakumar – Co-President, Engineering Graduate Student Association of UCLA (eGSA)
Yurika Yamada – President, Engineering Society of UCLA (ESUC)
Annie Zhao – President, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), UCLA Chapter
Jeroen Vahrmeijer – Office of External Affairs Representative